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    I am going to the quilt show in Paducah this year, it is my first show and I am so excited!! is anyone else going, and what should i be sure and not miss? :-D

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    Ninnie, I am so jealous. :mrgreen: I have never been, but have always wanted to go.

    You're going to have a great time.

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    the show of coarse, then Eleanor Burns shop, the museum, Hancocks of Paducah and the Kentucky Oaks Mall. All of them have quilts and vendors. You will be over whelmed as I was the first time. Wish I were going this year, but its not to be. Enjoy

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    Sounds like it should be the title of a movie ;-)

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    I'm jealous but happy for you! You're going to have a blast!!

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    I've never been but I'd love to go someday.
    If it were held during the summer I'd have a better chance of getting away from work.
    It's only a 6 hour drive from me so it wouldn't be too difficult to get there.
    I hope you have a great time and maybe meet some of the people who are part of this great board.

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    I'm only 45 minutes away from Paducah and have never gone to the quilt show. The reason being is I have a hard time handling large crowds of people sometimes, so I just try to avoid crowds whenever I can. One day I am gonna force myself to go. I think!!!!!!

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    OOO ME ME ME! LOL I am going and bringing my big strong bag man with me!! (My hubby) we bought and paid for our hotel room in November'ish. Have to stay in Marion Illinois, but only 45 min on interstate (or less if I drive and he doesnt *snicker sniker*)

    Woo Hoo Can't wait SQUEAL

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    I have gone every year for the last few years. I go alone. I can't stand to have someone with me at a quilt show that will say are you ready to eat? or you going to stay here any longer? Didn't you see this yesterday? My feet hurt, I'm hot, I'm thirsty, I think I need to sit down for awhile. I know even if they don't complain I have to ask, are you hungry, tired, need to rest? Nope, not for me. I go there to get my quilt motivation, my shopping, my quilt time. I drive there about 5 hours away, I park the car at Hancock's and stop by every so often to put my packages in the trunk. I ride the shuttles to every quilting stop. When I'm ready I go to the motel for the night. If you have the chance to go, GO! One day I might not be able to drive or walk all day, or have the means to go so I'm going while I can. I don't want to look back and say why didn't I do that when I could.

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    Bella Boo; you are one smart women!! I want to go to so many places and see so many things. I would love to go to Paduca; but my bad knees tell me NO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I have gone every year for the last few years. I go alone. I can't stand to have someone with me at a quilt show that will say are you ready to eat? or you going to stay here any longer? Didn't you see this yesterday? My feet hurt, I'm hot, I'm thirsty, I think I need to sit down for awhile. I know even if they don't complain I have to ask, are you hungry, tired, need to rest? Nope, not for me. I go there to get my quilt motivation, my shopping, my quilt time. I drive there about 5 hours away, I park the car at Hancock's and stop by every so often to put my packages in the trunk. I ride the shuttles to every quilting stop. When I'm ready I go to the motel for the night. If you have the chance to go, GO! One day I might not be able to drive or walk all day, or have the means to go so I'm going while I can. I don't want to look back and say why didn't I do that when I could.
    My husband loves watching me be happy. he likes going to quilt shows and looking in amazement at all the hard work people do. I am 37 and he is 41 and it's funny to see the seasoned quilters talk as we pass by. My hubby always wears camo and sticks out, too funny. But we have a BALL! And other than planning meals and/or snacks (he is newly diabetic) he won't be any trouble. i already told him how much I plan to spend, and I am sure he is doubling that in his mind! LOL he is also VERY handy at carrying things.

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    My cousin, jetwv, and I are going together! She has been before, so I will be in good hands :lol: I want to see everything :roll:
    Does anyone know if they allow you to take pictures?

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    I am very interested in going to this quilt show as my 71 year old mother lives a short distance from Paducah (Central City) and she has never been to one. What do we need to do? Do we need to make reservations for any shows or can we just show up and do what we want when we get there? We won't need hotel of course, but I want to do everything we can! thanks for any help you can throw my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Ninnie, I am so jealous. :mrgreen: I have never been, but have always wanted to go.

    You're going to have a great time.
    I'm jealous too. be sure to take lots of pics.

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    What a lucky duck...I would love to go.

    Margie

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    My DH is taking me. He stands in line to pay while I move on to the next vendor. He also enjoys the quilts. This year I am excited because I have a friend with a quilt there.
    We live a few hours drive this year, so with no motel bill I think that means more money to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dajefu
    I am very interested in going to this quilt show as my 71 year old mother lives a short distance from Paducah (Central City) and she has never been to one. What do we need to do? Do we need to make reservations for any shows or can we just show up and do what we want when we get there? We won't need hotel of course, but I want to do everything we can! thanks for any help you can throw my way.
    go to http://www.americanquilter.com and look up the Paducah 2010 tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsquilter
    My DH is taking me. He stands in line to pay while I move on to the next vendor. He also enjoys the quilts. This year I am excited because I have a friend with a quilt there.
    We live a few hours drive this year, so with no motel bill I think that means more money to spend.
    This is one of those times when we remember why we get married! LOL Someone to stand in line with/for us and carry our stuff! ROFL

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    Oh my you should go they say it is something else. I am maybe 5 hours away or so.

    I have never been but want to when we get some $.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I'm only 45 minutes away from Paducah and have never gone to the quilt show. The reason being is I have a hard time handling large crowds of people sometimes, so I just try to avoid crowds whenever I can. One day I am gonna force myself to go. I think!!!!!!

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    Don't miss the wooden "quilt" at the museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fosseldaughter
    Don't miss the wooden "quilt" at the museum.

    Definitely. I saw it last time we were there. Unbelievable. Looked so real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I am going to the quilt show in Paducah this year, it is my first show and I am so excited!! is anyone else going, and what should i be sure and not miss? :-D
    I, too, am very jealous. I want to go to that show so badly. Maybe next year, if I start planning now. I have heard it is difficult to find rooms, etc.

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    I'm going for 2 days! We have reservations at KY Dam Village for the week. My hubby says he's going with me one day and then he'll golf or fish or something the rest of the time. It will be my first time there, I did go to Knoxville to it last year. I've been saving my money for months!

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    Next time check out the motels in Mayfield KY. It's only a 20 minute drive from Paducah - I stayed there last year.

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    I went last year - staying home this year. Don't miss Hancocks or the mall. Be sure you wear comfortable shoes & take a bottle of water. It gets very crowded and sometimes warm - depending on the weather. Have fun!

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